Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow Stephen Donnelly has welcomed the confirmation today that Greystones Community National School has been granted planning permission for a permanent home.

The school, which is in Greystones Rugby Club, opened its doors in 2015. In recent weeks the school was faced with having to open for the September term in the function room of the club, as the portacabins in which the school is currently located could no longer be used.

Deputy Donnelly, who has campaigned for the school since 2012 commented, “I am delighted to be able to share the news that the Greystones Community National School has been granted planning permission for a permanent location in the Charlesland area.

“I have been working closely with the Department of Education, parents and staff since the school opened its doors to find a permanent home for it. It looks like that this has now become a reality. The department is setting a target of 2018 for completion of the school, and credit is due to parents and staff for pushing for this project to be prioritised.

“It’s vital that the school has a purpose built facility that allows it to meet the growing demand in the Charlesland area. The next priority is to ensure that building begins as quickly as possible in order to be completed in 2018.”